Last week fans saw the field of the ROH World TV Title Eliminator Tournament whittled down to two men: former champion Shane Taylor and Lucha sensation Gravity! Plus, Athena defeated Diamante in their ROH Women's World Championship bout, Shibata retained his Pure Championship against Josh Woods, and Aussie Open retained their ROH World Tag Titles against The Iron Savages! Plus Maria Kanellis-Bennett seemed to be keeping her eye on several talents on the card, and Dalton Castle took up issue with Stokely Hathaway regarding his DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR 2023 with Samoa Joe.
This Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT, exclusively on Honor Club, the ROH Women's World Champion will be in action, the Finals of the ROH World TV Title Eliminator Tournament go down between Shane Taylor and Gravity, Dalton Castle battles Slim J, and more!
ROH WORLD TV CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATOR TOURNAMENT FINALS...
Shane Taylor vs. Gravity
One man, Shane Taylor, is a former ROH World Television Champion, one of the most dominant to hold the title, and very deserving of being in consideration as the greatest to wear the crown. The other is Gravity, a man very new to the ROH landscape, who was 1-1 in ROH competition prior to the Eliminator Tournament, but who now can add victories over Anthony Henry and Tony Nese to his resume.
They could not be two more different athletes, but each is world class in their own right, and even have a bit of connective tissue with Shane Taylor having battled Gravity's brother, former ROH World Champion Bandido, several years ago in Ring of Honor. They were 1-1 in singles matches, while Shane Taylor Promotions defeated Bandido's MexiSquad to claim the ROH World Six Man Titles, and topped them in a rematch several months later as well.
But that was then, and that was a different man, this is about now and about who wants that ROH World Television Championship fight with Samoa Joe more! Gravity has already felt the wrath of Joe, getting crushed by him on the July 29th COLLISION in just over two minutes, and would love to make up for that embarrassing loss. As for Shane Taylor, he may have been the most dominant man to hold that belt prior to Samoa Joe's current reign, and after hearing comparisons between the two many times over the years, Taylor would love to test himself against the ROH Legend.
Will it be Gravity who gets a second chance at fighting the ROH World Television Champion, or will it be Shane Taylor who gets a chance to not only become a 2-Time World TV Champ, but also to fight Samoa Joe for the first time? Be sure to catch ROH ON HONOR CLUB this Thursday night to see how this tournament plays out!
Dalton Castle vs. Slim J
Clearly there are issues between Dalton Castle and Stokely Hathaway based on how the ROH Board of Directors member conducted business at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR 2023, and how Stoke played a part in possibly deciding the outcome of the match by succumbing to Joe's threats. Castle feels that's why he was left out of the Eliminator Tournament, and was instead involved with The Trustbusters during the first night of the tournament, and Zack Clayton last week during the Semi-Finals. Well now Castle knows he'll have some involvement with the ROH World TV Champion next week, or rather, his Boys will when they take on Joe and Stokley in a tag team match on the August 16th edition of ROH ON HONOR CLUB!
As for this week, Castle will have to deal with some fallout from their July 27th Trios bout with Slim J, Sonny Kiss, and Jeeves Kay. Obviously unhappy with that loss, Slim J is going one-on-one with the former ROH World Champion this Thursday night on Honor Club! Obviously the rest of the Trustbusters getting involved will be a concern for Castle, so thankfully The Tate Twins will be there to balance the equation, but with Samoa Joe and Stokely Hathaway weighing so heavily on his mind, can Dalton Castle stay focused on the task at hand?
-Robyn Renegade vs. Billie Starkz
-ROH Women's World Champion Athena in action!
-Gates of Agony vs. The Workhorsemen
-Pat Buck vs. Tony Nese
-Cole Karter vs. Rhett Titus
-The unbeaten Leyla Hirsch looks to continue her dominance!
Ring of Honor returns with an all-new ROH ON HONOR CLUB this Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT with the finals of the ROH World TV Title Eliminator Tournament pitting Shane Taylor against Gravity with the right to face Samoa Joe hanging in the balance! Plus Dalton Castle takes on The Trustbusters' Slim J, Billie Starks battles Robyn Renegade, and ROH Women's World Champion Athena, after her victory over Diamante last week, will once again be in action!
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